Meditation: Mind Observing Mind: part two: Matthew Ricard!

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Thoughts arise.
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The mind exists in some way, because you experience it.
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Apart from that, what could be said about it?
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Examine your mind and the thoughts that arise there.
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Can any concrete characteristics be attributed to them?
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Do they have a location?
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Do they have a color?
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A form?
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The more you look, the less you find.
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You note of course that the mind has a capacity to know, but it has no other intrinsic and real characteristic.
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This is the reason Buddhism defines the mind as a continuum of experiences.
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It does not constitute a distinct entity; it is “empty of inherent existence.”
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Having found nothing in any way substantial, remain for a few moments in this state of not having found anything.
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When a thought appears, just let it arise and pass away by itself, without either blocking or prolonging it.
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During the brief time that your mind is not burdened by any discursive thought, contemplate its nature.
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In this gap, after past thoughts have ceased and future thoughts have not yet appeared, do you perceive a consciousness that is pure and luminous?
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Remain a few moments in this state of natural simplicity, free from concepts.
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